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Yumoto Yunokawa

1329-1 Hikawacho Gakuto, Izumo, Shimane  Yumoto Yunokawa 湯元湯の川


A luxurious free-flowing hot spring for beauty

This long-established ryokan is located 10 minutes by car or taxi from Izumo Airport and the San’in Expressway Shinji IC. It is also situated near Izumo Taisha, a famous shrine associated with marriage and good relationships.

The highlight of this ryokan is its onsen which has been designated as one of Japan’s Top Three Bijin-no-Yu (beautifying hot springs). It is a free flowing natural hot spring that offers various health benefits.

Guests with tattoos are not allowed in the communal bath, but may use one of the three rental private baths where you can enjoy the onsen without any inhibitions.

The private baths each have their own kind of bath tub: a cypress wood bath, a mosaic tile bath, and a stone bath. You can enjoy a relaxing soak in the spacious baths while breathing the fresh air and admiring the beautiful scenery outside. Each bath rooms is also conveniently equipped with a space for washing the body.

Use of the private baths is by reservation until 21:00. You can make a reservation for your preferred time slot during check-in. From 21:00 onwards, reservation is not required, and you can use any of the baths that are vacant by borrowing the key from the front desk.

The onsen here is a sodium-calcium-sulfate-chloride spring. It also contains metasilicic acid which help make your skin smooth. Take a bath here and you will understand why it is one of the best beautifying hot springs in Japan. It’s perfect for a blissful bath time in a private atmosphere.

The private baths can also be used by day trip guests, but they may be unavailable during peak periods, so inquiring in advance is recommended.

The ryokan is also popular for its dishes that include fresh seafood and juicy Wagyu beef. This place is a great base for sightseeing while enjoying exquisite food and hot springs.

Rental private bath (3 bath rooms)
◎Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hair dryer available
Women can rent colorful yukata
Parking: 60 slots
[Accommodation Fees]
Standard (1 night with 2 meals)
From 12,960 yen
※Private baths free for lodging guests
[Day trip bathing Fees]
Private bath (reservation required)
2,000 yen rental fee + 500 yen bathing fee for 50 minutes
1329-1 Hikawacho Gakuto, Izumo-shi, Shimane Prefecture
Check-in 16:00/Check-out 10:00
Private baths (lodging guests) open 24 hours
Private baths (day trip guests) 11:00-15:50 (last entry 15:00)
Open all year round
Yumoto Yunokawa
  • Address: 1329-1 Hikawacho Gakuto, Izumo-shi
  • City: Shimane
  • State/county: Chūgoku
  • Zip/Postal Code: 699-0501
  • Country: Japan


Updated on June 10, 2019 at 9:02 am

  • Price: ¥12,960
  • Property Type: Hotel & Ryokan
  • Property Status: Special conditions*


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